WHO Consultation and Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Season

WHO Information Meeting

28 September 2017 (morning)

Meeting venue

Melbourne, Australia


Representatives and individuals from vaccine regulatory agencies, influenza vaccine manufacturers, members of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), and other interested institutions.

Registration is required and free of charge. For registration to the information meeting, please send an email to, by 10 September 2017 with subject: Registration Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines

For security reasons, failure in registration before the deadline may result in rejection of admission into the meeting venue.

Provisional agenda

  • Opening and welcome
  • Selection of Chair
  • Summary of influenza activity in the world and virus characterization
  • Vaccine serology studies
  • WHO recommendation for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season
  • Availability of candidate vaccine viruses and reference reagents
  • Round-table discussion
  • Closure of the meeting
Publication date: 14/07/2017